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Gloria Marie VanThiel

F, b. April 1926, d. May 26, 1926

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Biography

  • Birth: Gloria Marie VanThiel was born in April 1926.
  • Death: She died on May 26, 1926, at age 0.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/48W.

Elizabeth Bevers

F, b. October 2, 1854, d. March 24, 1908

Parents

Family: Petrus Spierings (b. November 5, 1853, d. April 12, 1926)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Bevers was born on October 2, 1854 in Nistelrode, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Petrus Spierings were married on February 16, 1882 in Nistelrode, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Elizabeth Bevers died on March 24, 1908, at age 53.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/33E.

Peter A Spierings

M, b. August 13, 1914, d. November 5, 1918

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Biography

  • Birth: Peter A Spierings was born on August 13, 1914.
  • Death: He died on November 5, 1918, at age 4.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/2/14 also listed on stone at New/2/33E.

Henry Kamkes

M, b. December 20, 1828, d. January 17, 1917

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Family: Magdelene Groens (b. February 25, 1838, d. January 4, 1912)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Kamkes was born on December 20, 1828 in Elst, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on January 17, 1917, at age 88.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.

Magdelene Groens

F, b. February 25, 1838, d. January 4, 1912

Parents

Family 1: Martin VanDenzen (b. November 30, 1832, d. March 3, 1863)

Family 2: Henry Kamkes (b. December 20, 1828, d. January 17, 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Magdelene Groens was born on February 25, 1838 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Martin VanDenzen were married on January 21, 1856 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Magdelene Groens died on January 4, 1912, at age 73.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Funeral at St. John, Little Chute.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to Libra in 1848 Line 20.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Arnold Swinkles

M, b. November 26, 1869, d. August 8, 1948

Parents

Family 1: Elizabeth Verkuilen (b. October 6, 1879, d. August 16, 1914)

Family 2: Catherine Verkuilen (b. February 10, 1886, d. July 1, 1926)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold Swinkles was born on November 26, 1869 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Verkuilen were married on August 17, 1897 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Arnold Swinkles and Catherine Verkuilen were married on September 7, 1915 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arnold Swinkles died on August 8, 1948, at age 78, in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/33W.
  • Note: Arnold Swinkles, Life-Long County Resident, Is Dead
    Arnold Swinkles, 79, a life-long resident of Outagamie county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cy Weyenberg, Freedom, Sunday afternoon after a 5-month illness.
    He was born Nov. 26, 1889, at Freedom. He lived on a farm there for several years after his marriage, then moved to Little Chute where he was employed at the Kimberly-Clark mill at Kimberly. He moved back to Freedom 17 years ago when he retired.
    He was a member of the St. Nichoals Catholic church of Freedom, and of the St. Therese and Holy Name societies of that church.
    Funeral services will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic church, Freedom, at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, with the Rev. A. W. Van Dyke in charge. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral home, Little Chute, after 7 o'clock this evening.
    Swinkles is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Weyenberg, Mrs. Mary Van Dinter of Little Chute, and Mrs. Robert Egan of Appleton; three sons, ORville of Freedom, John of lIttle Chute and Walter of Appleton; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Hofacker of Kimberly and Mrs. William Wydeven of Little Chute . . .
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Catherine Verkuilen

F, b. February 10, 1886, d. July 1, 1926

Parents

Family: Arnold Swinkles (b. November 26, 1869, d. August 8, 1948)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Verkuilen was born on February 10, 1886 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on February 10, 1886 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arnold Swinkles were married on September 7, 1915 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Catherine Verkuilen died on July 1, 1926, at age 40.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New2/33W.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent, page-6, 1926



    MRS. ARNOLD SWINKLES

    Little Chute-Mrs. Arnold Swinkles, 40, died Thursday evening at her

    home here after a weeks illness. She is survived by her widower, three

    daughters, Mrs. Reneer Van Dinter, Mrs. Cyril Weyenberg, Della Swinkles and four sons, John, Walter, Orville and Donald. Funeral services will be held 8 o'clock Monday morning at St. John church. The Rev.John J. Sprangers will conduct the ceremony. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

George ("Puna VandenHeuvel") VandenHeuvel

M, b. April 28, 1899, d. September 10, 1955

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Biography

  • Birth: George ("Puna VandenHeuvel") VandenHeuvel was born on April 28, 1899 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on April 28, 1899 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 10, 1955, at age 56.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/35E.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Simon John ("Cy DeGroot") DeGroot

M, b. October 29, 1901, d. October 15, 1976

Parents

Family: Linda Willenkamp (b. March 27, 1903, d. February 15, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Simon John ("Cy DeGroot") DeGroot was born on October 29, 1901 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Linda Willenkamp were married on May 5, 1925.
  • Death: Simon John ("Cy DeGroot") DeGroot died on October 15, 1976, at age 74, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/25.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Monday, October 11, 1976

    Simon DeGroot, 417 West Main St., Little Chute, 74, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday after a brief illness. He was born October 29, 1901 in the Town of Vanden Broek. He was a former owner of the Little Chute Bottling Co., and a former employee of the Village of Little Chute.

    Survivors include his wife, Linda; a daughter, Mary Jane Philipson, Appleton; a brother, Henry, Little Chute; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph [Christine] Verhagen, Little Chute; and Marie Retzlaff, Yermo, California; four grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by two sisters, and four brothers.

    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday from St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, with the Rev. John Blaha officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Monday, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.
  • Note: Simon DeGroot

    Hi, my name is Simon DeGroot. You all know me as Si or some of you, when you were kids, might remember calling me Jackie. I guess I had a certain resemblance to Jackie Gleason.

    I was born on October 29th, 1901 in the Town of Vandenbroek to Joseph and Sarah DeGroot. I had 5 brothers; Frank, Pete, John, Hank, and Ted, and 4 sisters; Stein, Ann, Marie and Kate.

    As a young man I worked for a short time at Appleton Coated where I net Linda Willenkamp. We were married on May 6, 1925. We celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1975. we adopted one daughter, Mary Jane, who gave us 5 grandchildren; Alan, whom everyone calls Buzz, Wanda, the only girl, Glen, who passed away on Oct 4th, 1958 form a crib death at the age of 9 weeks, Paul and Eric. I have 3 great grandchildren; Tracy, Matthew and Erica and one great great grandson, Corbin.

    Before the depression, John Hietpas and I started the Little Chute Bottling Co which was better known as the pop factory. John was like another brother, we did everything together including family vacations. We started that in a bathtub at 609 W. Main St. (Kidding, it was really the garage). When we outgrew that space, we moved to the building on Jefferson Street. That was in the 1930's. During the war, when sugar was rationed, we had to go out at night to buy ours on the black market. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts used to come for field trips; they all got a bottle of pop, which was a big deal for themAfter 25 years, I had to quit because my feet were always wet and I got what doctors called Rheumatism. In 1953, we sold the business to Ed Spierings and Jerry Berken.

    Then I had this idea to open up a fish market. Mary Jane helped by backing my car into the garage door. I made her pay the $26.oo replacement cost and used that towards remodeling the garage into the fish market you probably all remember. I delivered to a lot of taverns for the Friday night fish fries and had plenty of regular customers behind the house.

    After the Fish Market, I was reunited with my partner, John. We both worked for the Village of Little Chute. I drove the truck and he filled it with the village garbage. I worked there until I retired. Then I tended the bridge and some other side jobs, mostly cleaning.

    I died just before my 75th birthday on October 10th, 1976. Linda joined me in heaven in 1990.

    I am Paul, one of Simon's grandsons. Thank you for listening.
    Little Chute Historical Society 2012.

Linda Willenkamp

F, b. March 27, 1903, d. February 15, 1990

Parents

Family: Simon John ("Cy DeGroot") DeGroot (b. October 29, 1901, d. October 15, 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Linda Willenkamp was born on March 27, 1903 in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Simon John ("Cy DeGroot") DeGroot were married on May 5, 1925.
  • Death: Linda Willenkamp died on February 15, 1990, at age 86, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/25.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Friday, February 16, 1990

    Mrs. Simon De Groot
    [Linda Willenkamp]
    615 W. First St., Kimberly

    Sge 86, died peacefully in her sleep at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 1990. She was born March 27, 1903 in Grand Chute. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church.

    She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane and Al Neveau, Appleton; two sisters, Louis Bartz, Appleton; Mrs. Marvin [Meta] Bergmann, Appleton; four grandchildren, Scott and Wanda Treder, Paul and Julee Philipsen, Eric Philipsen, Allen [Buzz] Philipsen, Florida; three great grandchildon, Tracy and Matthew Treder, Rachel Philipsen.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon in 1976; a brother, Edward Willenkamp; three sisters, Alma Wendt, Hulda Brockman, Elsie Wendt; and a grandson, Glen Philipsen.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday from St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Flanary officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute from 4 until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of services. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday.

George I Wynboom

M, b. April 3, 1919, d. November 25, 1979

Parents

Family: Olga Marie Baldwin (b. December 27, 1921, d. April 28, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: George I Wynboom was born on April 3, 1919 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 25, 1979, at age 60, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/28E.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Monday, November 26, 1979

    George Wynboom
    520 W. Sixth St.
    Kaukauna

    Age 60, died Sunday after a short illness in Appleton. He was born April 3, 1919 in Little Chute. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Hietpas Wynboom. He married Olga Baldwin. He lived in the Kaukauna and Little Chute area all of his life. He was employed at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company for over 30 years. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club of Thilmany, the Little Chute American Legion Post No. 258 and the Papermakers Local No 20. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Kaukauna.

    He is survived by his wife, Olga; two daughters; Mrs. Bruce.

Olga Marie Baldwin

F, b. December 27, 1921, d. April 28, 1992

Family: George I Wynboom (b. April 3, 1919, d. November 25, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Olga Marie Baldwin was born on December 27, 1921 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 28, 1992, at age 70, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/28E.
  • National Origin: The national origin of Olga Marie Baldwin was Oneida Tribe.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY

    Wednesday, April 29, 1992

    Mrs. George I. Wynboom, Olga Baldwin, 125 W. 10th St., Kaukauna, age 70, died Tuesday, April 28, 1992 at St. Elizabeth Hospital after an extended illness. She was born December 27, 1921 in Calumet County, the daughter of the late Viola Baldwin. She was raised in Quinney and graduated from High School in Stockbridge, and had lived all her married life in Kaukauna. She enjoyed needle craft and homemaking. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna.

    Suriviors include two daughters and sons in-law; Karla and Leon Blair, Appleton; Sharon and Bruce Specht, Kaukauna; five grandchildren; Bryan and Kerri Blair; Brad, Scott [Boomer] and Colin Specht; her husbands sister and brother in-law; Betty and Richard Fagnant, Kemerer, Weyoming.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1979.

    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 1 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Father Jack Mullarkey officiating. Burial in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday and after 8:30 a.m. on Friday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

John Simon Wynboom

M, b. April 28, 1917, d. July 11, 1920

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Biography

  • Birth: John Simon Wynboom was born on April 28, 1917.
  • Death: He died on July 11, 1920, at age 3.
  • Burial: He was buried on July 12, 1920 in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/28E.

Sue Ellen Beil

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Jessica Kelderman

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jonathan Thiel

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Dale T Golden

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ann Marie Popple

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Kip Norbert Golden

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Family: Allison Hall

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Allison Hall

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Sara Angel Golden

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Steven Thomas Emmer

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Roy Joseph Baumruk

M, b. August 28, 1934, d. October 30, 2015

Biography

  • Birth: Roy Joseph Baumruk was born on August 28, 1934 in Phillips, Price Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 19, 1954 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 30, 2015, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Deacon Roy Joseph Baumruk, age 81, of Appleton, was born to eternal life on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Willow Lane in Appleton after battling dementia for many years. Roy was born in Phillips, WI on August 28, 1934 to the late Ladislav and Ann (Radovich) Baumruk. After graduating with the class of 1953 at Chilton High School, he attended Traphagen School of Fashion in New York in 1959. On June 19, 1954, Roy was united in marriage to Virginia Cardinal in Chilton. The couple has enjoyed 61 years together. In 1969, Roy opened his own store - Mr. Roy's Bridal and Formal Salon which he owned and operated until 2002. Roy also taught re-upholstery and clothing design for 56 years at Fox Valley Technical College, retiring in 2013. Deacon Roy was a very active member at St. Joseph Parish where one of his many duties was the Baptismal Program. He enjoyed woodworking, refinishing antique furniture and spending time at the family cottage on Legend Lake.

    Roy is survived by his loving wife, Virginia, Appleton; two daughters: Margaret (Michael) Laird, Piney Flats, TN, and Kathleen (Jim) Schuh, Menasha; two sons: Roy (Linda) Baumruk, Appleton and Lawrence (Dawn) Baumruk, Menasha; five grandchildren: Stan, Eric, Jeremy, Brandon and Nicole; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Dolores Marlenga, Phillips, WI. He is further survived by a niece and two nephews: Diane, Dan, and Jim.

    He was preceded by his parents and a brother-in-law, Frank Marlenga.

    A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday, November 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 404 W. Lawrence St. with celebrated by Bishop and concelebrated by Father Jim Leary O.F.C. Cap and Father Michael Wild officiating. Friends may visit directly at the church on Wednesday from 9 am until the time of service. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    The family of Deacon Roy is thankful for the love and compassionate care shown at Willow Lane Assisted Living as well as Hospice Advantage.

Virginia Delphine Cardinal

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Margaret Ann Baumruk

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